And in any event he was "exhausted" by all the talk of Obama's birthplace (it's Hawaii, have you heard). There, there, get your blankie and have a nice lie-down. Let's warm you up some milk.
Oh, but not too exhausted, apparently:*
Suppose, just for the sake of argument, that we come to learn that Obama really was born outside the United States. Suppose he were born in Kenya ...Followed by some other typically phantasized nonsense.
Then of course the next day Obama finally decided he'd had enough and Patrick McIlheran just went about busying himself along his merry wing-nut way. He must have a pretty strong union steward.
* McIlheran's I'm-not-saying-Sonia-Sotomayor's-a-racist-but move.
eta: McIlheran flogged some more with another Bisphenol A editorial.